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Google Pixel case, I am not impressed

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I recently bought a case for my Google Pixel from the Google store, it was the clear case for the Pixel. Now when I bought this I knew it was a “cheap” case that wasn’t meant to offer much drop protection, it was just meant to keep the phone from getting scratched.

This is the entire description of the case on the product page;
“The ultra-thin design helps protect without adding unnecessary bulkiness, and allows quick, precise access to all your buttons and sensors.” I didn’t buy the case to avoid scratches or help keep it safe from accidental drops, I bought it so I could stick a metal tab that would allow the phone to attach to my magnetic windshield car mount to hold my phone while I am driving.



But man-o-man did Google cut some corners with this case. This case has to be the cheapest quality case they could find in terms of build quality, and it cost $30. This is no more than a $5 or $10 case that I could find on Amazon all day long, except for the fact that there are not many …

The Phantom 4 is a beast

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This morning my Phantom 4 took about a 100-foot swan dive into the frozen tundra. 2 broken props, a few scratches but that is it. I swapped out the battery, changed the props and I was back flying again within 3 minutes.

I thought it was over; but nope, this joker took the beat down and got back up ready to fight!

I have to give it to DJI, they don't promote this as being able to take heavy damage, but I have crashed this maybe 3 or 4 times in the year (almost) of owning it and it still flies like it did on day 1.

PS; crashing is not recommended - don't try this at home...





How to Change Outfits in STEEP

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This is probably the most asked question I have seen about the game. When you first play the game you will see some play tutorials, you will need to complete those to open up the character adjustment window. On the PlayStation you will hit the Options button once you have completed the the tutorials, I believe you need to get bronze in the 3 race during the tutorial to complete the tutorial and open the Options. On the PC you will hit the ESC button to access the Options menu.

Another question I have seen;
Is there grinding in the game? No.

Also, be sure to sign up for Ubisoft Club (https://club.ubisoft.com), once you do you will unlock up to 10 free items that you can use in STEEP. Some of those rewards include the Crash Test Dummy costume, Red Bull Helicopter tickets, Kevin Rolland's Backpack, and The North Face Gateway Beanie.




Be sure to checkout my STEEP Playlist on YouTube, I will be updating it weekly with tips and tricks, new play videos, how-to's, etc.;
https://www.…

The Elder Scrolls Online: Crown Crates

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"Whenever you purchase a Crown Crate, you will always be awarded four items, with the chance to get a fifth item. In the event you receive a mount, pet, costume or personality that you already own from your Crown Crate, you'll be awarded a new resource - Crown Gems - in its place. You will also have the option to convert several items obtained from Crown Crates to Crown Gems any time you want. Items that can be manually converted include potions, poisons, riding lessons, experience scrolls, and other utility-type items. Any Crown Gems you earn can then be used to purchase the collectible items of your choosing from the current Crown Crate season.

Each Crown Crate is associated with a special “Season" that will include uniquely themed items, and will be cycled quarterly. We're kicking off the first season of Crown Crates with the electrifying Storm Atronach theme."The crown crates will change quarterly, The first season is Storm Atronach, and features an array o…

2001: A Space Odyssey

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Some interesting facts; I have watched this film 57 times since November 10, 2014. Well over a 100 times altogether.

The bedroom pictured below, from the film, doesn't have any doors, only a door to the bathroom.

Everyone thinks the monolith is from Aliens, it might be, but I don't think so. Aliens are never mentioned a single time in the film. The only instance of "alien" talk is during a meeting in the beginning of the film where the director mentions "intelligent life form."

The monolith shape is found throughout the film. Everything you look at is monolith shaped; well not everything, but a large portion of the film as rectangular objects. Kubrick even uses the monolith and 2001 "Easter Eggs" in other films. Like the burning monolith in Full Metal Jacket. Kubrick also uses the 7 diamonds you see at the end of 2001 in other films as well, including Full Metal Jacket, again.

Kubrick was a perfectionist, every thing is always centered (one-point …

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare pisses me off

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A few days ago there were people exploiting the new Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare game where they could score up to 65,000 points in a single round of Capture the Flag (CTF) by using the FTL soldier with FTL jumped enabled. This glitch would work if they took the flag in CTF, faced a wall, used the FTL jump feature in the game (you needed to be level 23 to have FTL jump) and it would drop and pickup the flag giving them points each time this occurred. So basically they would just spam the pick up / drop flag feature for points. If you look at the short video above you can see what it looked like in game when playing.

The glitch sucked because nobody wanted to play CTF, they just wanted to boost the points. Infinity Ward ended up removing Capture the Flag completely from the game. CTF is the only mode I play in Call of Duty, I mean I will play Domination sometimes, but I much prefer CTF. I tried asking on Twitter when we could expect CTF to be put back into the game, I did not get…

DJI Phantom 4 Holiday Gift Ideas

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Listed below are accessories for the DJI Phantom 4 drone, (some items will work with the older DJI Phantom drones as well) these make excellent gifts for those who already own a DJI Phantom 4 drone. I own most all of the products listed, and for some of them I have written or done video reviews of those products, you will see a link to those reviews listed below each product if I have reviewed it already.

If the person you are buying a gift for doesn't already own a drone, then I would consider getting them a bundle which consist of the drone and most of the accessories they will need to get started. This is probably the best bundle you will find on Amazon; DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter Kit Bundle with 4K Camera Gimbal, 3 DJI Batteries and Accessories (11 Items)

If the person you are buying for already owns the DJI Phantom 4, then these are some of the accessories I would recommend buying for them.

Phantom 4 battery; $97.20 - http://amzn.to/2eVUoHk

Phantom 4 camera lens hood; $7.99 -

Gaming Gift Ideas - Gaming Books

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Steep (beta)

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Here is a look at Steep which launches on December 2, 2016.

Steep for PS4; http://amzn.to/2eXtNIm
Steep for Xbox One; http://amzn.to/2fyHQSX
Steep for PC; http://amzn.to/2eXs8T7
More info; http://steep.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home/

If you have any interest in snowboarding, skiing, or maybe flying in a squirrel suit then you will probably be interested in checking out Steep on your favorite gaming platform.

How To Change / Remove DLC Costumes in The Elder Scrolls Online

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Simple tip on how to change or remove the download content content (DLC) costumes from your Elder Scrolls Online character.

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum - First Look

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Logitech G900; http://amzn.to/2eAZVi0
Logitech G900 Carrying Case; http://amzn.to/2eP7ruC
Reflax Labs Gaming Mouse Pad I use - $19 on Amazon; http://amzn.to/2cjKpJC

This is only an un-box / first look at the Logitech G900 mouse, I plan on doing a full review of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum mouse in about a week or so, but just know this; The LOGITECH G900 is the best gaming mouse I have ever bought! It feels fantastic in the hand, it is light and when using this mouse wirelessly it is pinpoint accurate with zero lag when gaming! I highly recommend it!

$5 SALE - Forza 5 and Evolve

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iPhone 7 cases

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All 3 Apple branded cases... If you are thinking of buying any of the 3 I'd recommend the battery case first. If you are not into the battery case then get the leather case from Apple.

The leather case feels much better than the last few iterations, especially the new button design. With the older leather cases, the button part of the case always wore down and made the button area flat and sometimes hard to press! These new leather cases not only look good, but they feel good in the hand. ;)

I don't really like the silicone case, it feels much more slippery compared to the iPhone 6/6s cases. It almost feels like the case has baby powder on it or something. If you have ever tried to bring back a deck of cards by sprinkling baby powder on them, then that is what this case feels like, it brings it back to life but too slippery.

Also, if you are wanting a case that makes the phone less slippery, then I would not recommend any of these options to help with that. The iPhone 7 is th…

Cambond iPhone 7 Screen Protector

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Cambond iPhone 7 screen protector is available on Amazon; http://amzn.to/2d3uYFb

If you have an iPhone 7 then you might want to consider protecting the screen, especially if you plan on trying to sell it next year when the next iPhone is released. A screen without scratches will result in a higher resale value.

If you have the black iPhone 7, tiny scratches or any scratches for that matter are much more visible than on the white iPhone. Scratches or "micro abrasions" are more visible in direct sunlight too, like when you are using your iPhone outside in the sun, they will show up more clearly.

This Cambond screen protector comes with all the accessories needed to apply the protector to your iPhone 7. You don't need to worry about bubbles as the protector is a harder plastic that will not bubble when you apply it to your iPhone 7. I have had the screen protector on my iPhone 7 for 3 days now without any issues. The screen still functions as it does without the screen …

Cambond Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

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$19.99 on Amazon; http://amzn.to/2d3TxyV

If you are looking for a Bluetooth speaker to stream audio from your smart-phone then you should check out the Cambond Bluetooth Wireless speaker. This speaker comes in two colors; the blue you see here as well as a solid black speaker. Personally I liked the blue as it added some flavor to my desk!

The speaker has a nice, loud sound to it. I would say it is easily triple the output of what the phone speaker outputs. It has some nice bass in the music too, depending on the type of music you listen to then this is something you probably want when listening to music.

The speaker also has features such as volume control, forward/reverse to next or previous song, play and pause, as well as the ability to plug in a phone via AUX cable. It does come with both the charging cable and the AUX cable for a wired connection. You can also take calls on the speaker as well.

If you bought an iPhone 7 / 7 Plus then this might be something to consider. Yes…

Cambond Milanese Band for Fitbit Alta

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I recently purchased a Fitbit Alta to use to track my outdoor activities and I wanted to get a couple of different bands for my Alta. The Cambond Milanese band for Fitbit Alta is a beautifully designed strap that makes my Fitbit Alta look more like a fashion piece than a fitness tracker. I will most likely wear this band when I am not working out but when I am wearing my Fitbit Alta throughout the day to track my steps walked. The black Cambond strap matches the black Alta perfectly, the band is very easy to replace and takes no longer than 30 seconds to remove the stock bands and replace them with the Cambond Milanese band.

Here are some details for the Cambond Fitbit Alta Milanese band. It will fit wrist sized; minimum 5.71 in / 14.5cm to maximum 9.06 in / 23cm. It comes in two colors; black and silver. It features a magnetic clasp that will lock the band in place. I found the magnet to be very strong! Also, if your hand is too large to slide the band over, you can easily attach o…

Reflex Labs Gaming Mouse Pad

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I ordered a new gaming mouse pad on Amazon and it arrived today. It's from Reflex Labs, it is 36" long X 12" wide. It also is the tall mat, which you can choose between heavy or heavy tall. They also come in three sizes of length; 9", 15" or 36".

$19 on Amazon; http://amzn.to/2cjKpJC

I was using a Razer Firefly (https://youtu.be/-hl3GYEz8Fk) previously. I'll still use it but for certain games (BF / CoD) I need a larger pad area.

I like the thickness and mushy feel of the Reflex pad vs. hard surface area from Razer. Plus it will help with my keyboard from sliding when FPS gaming.

I have a short video of it here; https://twitter.com/tyrannicalchris/status/774307343274242048



Cambond Bluetooth Earphones

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Looking for a nice pair of wireless Bluetooth earphones but you do not want to play a lot of money? Looking for an inexpensive pair of Bluetooth earphones to use when working out or jogging? Then you need to checkout the Cambond wireless 4.1 Bluetooth earphones which are only $28.99 on Amazon. The Cambond wireless 4.1 Bluetooth earphones offer up to 10 hours of play time (with volume about 1/2 way up) on a full charge; a charge that only takes about 3 hours to charge from zero to full. The Cambond earphones are also rated IPX4 sweat-proof which makes them perfect for when working out or jogging! The earphones will work up to 10 meters or 30+ feet away from your phone too, so you can wear them in the office or house and not have to worry about carrying your phone with or losing connection when streaming music or listening to a podcast. Another great aspect of these earphones is that they are noise-canceling so you will not hear most distracting noises in the background while …

The Power of Makeup by Too Faced and NikkieTutorials

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This is The Power of Makeup I bought at Sephora this past weekend. I love the color palettes, my favorite color is Sugar Coated, it is so sparkle-y. ☺️

The Power of Makeup; http://amzn.to/2bZgAeV ☺️

One of my favorites:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette from Too Faced;
http://amzn.to/2bsrJGM ☺️

I would love to have you as a subscriber, you can subscribe here; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYhfcFI8b3KbM58OomZgKAQ?sub_confirmation=1 ☺️

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About this post. This is my daughters first YouTube video that she shot on her iPhone and edited in Final Cut Pro X. So as a show of support I am sharing it to as many places as I can to show her how I proud I am of her. If you have any interest in fashion or makeup, I would love it if you could give her a thumbs up and maybe even subscribe to her YouTube channel, or just leave a nice comment for her. 

I am trying to promote her continued creativity by encouraging her to keep creating content for YouTube. 

Thanks,
Christopher

Belkin USB-C cable

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I finally grabbed a USB-C to USB-A cable for my Nexus 5X, so I can use it with my Phantom 4.

I tested flying my 5x today in split-screen, it works but is buggy. I was using YouTube as the second app which is good if you want to Live Stream to YouTube from the Phantom 4 and will enable you to actually see comments that you can respond to in the YouTube app when in split-screen. Currently only Facebook allows you to see comments and you can't respond to those either other than commenting verbally.

I grabbed my 3-foot cable on Amazon for $23.. it supports USB 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1.

Belkin 3 ft USB-C cable; http://amzn.to/2bv4qJe

ChromaGun on Steam (Mac, Windows, Linux)

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ChromaGun a fun puzzler, I have enjoyed playing ChromaGun for hours and hours, it is nice to relax from the fast paced run and gun FPS I normally play. If you are looking for a relaxing game that you can sit back and enjoy while working your brain muscle instead of your fingers and wrist reflexes then check out ChromaGun. Highly recommended!

ChromaGun is only $12.99 in the Steam Store; http://store.steampowered.com/app/408650/

"ChromaGun is a first person puzzler about colors. The basic principle is as easy as applying it is complex: Exit the chambers via the exit doors. Use the ChromaGun to colorize walls and WorkerDroids to progress in the chambers. WorkerDroids (the players’ main cause of headaches in ChromaGun) are attracted to walls of the same color and can be used for a variety of tasks like opening doors, activating triggers or removing the danger of deadly electrified floor-tiles by mercilessly sacrificing them. ChromaGun encompasses eight chapters of mind-melting puzzl…

Cambond 12 inch Lightning Cable for iPhone (Phantom 4)

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I wanted a shorter USB 2.0 to Lightning cable to use with my Phantom 4 and my iPhone or iPad for when flying my Phantom 4 drone. I found this cable on Amazon and it does the job.

Buy Cambond 12-inch cable on Amazon; http://amzn.to/2btE9gY

I like the fact that the cable is not only much shorter than the cable that came with my iPhone 6s Plus, but also it is braided so it will be tangle free. The gold tips match my iPhone 6s Plus more or less, there is a slight difference but it is not noticeable unless you are holding this close up and looking closely at the two gold colored items.

The cable comes in six different colors; black, silver, gray, gold, full gold, and solid silver. Pick the cable that matches your iPhone if you want.

Update: When I bought this cable it was only $11.99, it seems to have went up since then, after uploading this video it now shows as $13.99. 

Fragment - Prismatic Photo Effects

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Fragment is a prismatic photo effects editor for iOS. It will work on both the iPhone as well as the iPad. Fragment only cost $1.99 in the App Store or you can purchase it in a Pixite bundle for $7.99.

Fragment: http://apple.co/2bll0fb
Pixite Bundle: http://apple.co/2biTTVa

Matter for iPhone and iPad

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Matter allows you to add awesome 3D objects or effects to images on your iPhone or iPad. The objects you add can be animated to create a .gif like image. You can also add audio to your clips and and animate the objects to the beat of the music.

You can import objects to your projects as well or you can create your own.

Download Matter for iPhone or iPad for only $1.99;
http://apple.co/2bcZE3s

Download the Pixite bundle for only $7.99 (includes Matter);
http://apple.co/2biTTVa

Matter is an awesome application, my short review here does not do it justice. Download it for yourself and you will see how powerful this application is! Highly recommended!


Glitch Wizard for iPhone

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This is one of my favorite novelty apps for my iPhone (also works on the iPad). If you want to create glitch-y images or videos on your iPhone this is by far one of the best apps to do so. Highly recommended!

Glitch Wizard is only $1.99 in the App Store; http://apple.co/2bgaIjC

Download any YouTube Video on Your iPhone or iPad

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How to Download Any YouTube Video on Your iPhone or iPad? You need to download PocketVideo for iPhone and iPad; http://apple.co/2b3oGlu

I do not recommend stealing any video from YouTube or Vine, this video is just to show how to do it (educational purposes, lol.) Honestly, I am surprised this app is still available for download and that YouTube hasn’t moved to have it removed from the App Store yet. or Vine/Twitter for that matter. .

I bet it won’t last long so enjoy it while you can. If you care about your YouTube channel you will not steal videos and re-upload them as your own!




How to Create a Call of Duty Glitch Text Title

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In this demo, I am using Motion 5 which is an OS X only application. I don't use After Effects but I would assume most of the filter effects are in AE as well. Since Motion is Mac only you would need a Mac to use Motion 5.

This is not the exact effect that is used in Call of Duty; but, it is very similar. You do not need the third-part plugin I used in this demo but I think it adds an excellent element to the text title and it looks much better with it than without it, but that is subjective.

Motion 5 for Mac, only $50 in the Mac App Store; https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/motion/id434290957?mt=12&at=10l5Ha

mGlitch - $59 Distortion Effect plugin (this is what I used at the end of the video); https://www.motionvfx.com/mplugs-13.html


Call of Duty Fonts I use;
Black Ops 2 Font; http://www.cufonfonts.com/en/font/12134/black-ops-2

Forum board with links to a bunch of other similar fonts; http://www.dafont.com/forum/read/48887/cod-black-ops-2-font-pls




Typorama for iPhone and iPad

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Typorama For iPhone - Image Editing app, free in the App Store! Highly recommended!

Typorama is free to download in the App Store -
Download Typorama; http://apple.co/2aTymyZ

Videorama review; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fg_MdL7Hjg
Download Videorama; http://apple.co/2b4KmRs

Pocket Casts for iPhone and iPad

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Pocket Casts is an excellent podcasts application for your iPhone or iPad. If you want to listen and manage audio and/or video podcasts then I highly recommend checking out Pocket Casts.

One thing I forgot to mention in the video, the only negative thing I have to say about Pocket Casts is that the app does not offer Apple Watch support and that is something I find myself using on a regular basis when I am listening to podcast in Overcast.

Pocket Casts in only $3.99 in the App Store:
Download Pocket Casts for iPhone or iPad; http://apple.co/2b6Lft2

$3.99 in the Play Store:
Pocket Casts for Android; https://goo.gl/o5Nr1b

Developers Website; http://shiftyjelly.com

Videorama For iPhone And iPad

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Videorama is a free video editing application for the iPhone and iPad. It is a powerful editor for you mobile device. You can add text effects, sound effects, transitions, music and more to your videos that you create on your mobile device. Highly recommended!

FREE in the App Store
Download for iPhone; http://apple.co/2b4KmRs
Download for iPad; http://apple.co/2b4KmRs

Typorama; http://apple.co/2aTymyZ




WinnerGear's MICFLIP 2 Reversible USB / Micro USB cable

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I previously reviewed the MICFLIP 1 cable, but WinnerGear just launched the MICFLIP 2 cable. The big difference in version 1 from version 2 is that the cable is now reversible on both ends of the cable. The USB Type-A plug is reversible as well as the micro USB plug being reversible.

In the 5 or 6 months of owning the MICFLIP 1, it is probably my second most used cable behind the Lightning cable that came with my iPhone. Not only is it a nice looking, well built, tangle-free cable; but, both ends of the cable being reversible is a Godsend! I am constantly plugging in cameras to my iMac to get videos files off them, or to charge them and now having the Type A end be reversible as well is terrific. The ports on my iMac are on the back of the machine, the way my machine sits, you can't see the ports on the back of the iMac so I am always reaching in the blind when I plug in cables to my iMac. Now I don't have to fiddle with the cables as much since both ends are reversible, well…

Ricoh Theta S

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360º cameras / videos are all the rage these days, luckily they are not that expensive! I recently took this to Disney World with me to film some videos of my daughter and I riding on roller coasters, the few rides that Disney had that were outdoors came out great. Sadly all the fun coasters at Disney are all indoors – Rock 'N Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, Space Mountain, etc. With that said, the Theta S doesn't do well in low light situations but when you are outdoors with the sun shining bright, the Theta S does an exceptional job, highly recommended.The fun factor of the Theta S alone makes it worth the purchase price in my mind, then when you take into consideration that 360º video and photography are going to become a norm really soon, you might as well get started with the technology now instead of waiting for it become a normal part of every day photography and filmmaking. 360º offers a unique way of recording memorable moments – like riding a roller coaster, now I c…

DragonSoul for iPhone and iPad

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DragonSoul is free to download in the iPhone/iPad App Store and the Google Play Store for Android. I have been playing this game non-stop for about a week now. I know it has been out a while, but I just discovered it in the App Store. I don't play too many mobile games, but this is the best game I have played since Kingdom Rush. DragonSoul is a fun fantasy game with wizards and dragons so of course the nerd in me enjoyed it from the day I downloaded it. There are a ton of different modes in the game such as campaign, fight pit, expedition, and more. You can also join a guild and battle other guilds if you choose. If you are looking for a fun game that has a group chat type environment on your mobile device then you should give DragonSoul a shot on your phone or tablet. It is free to download and play so why not?

Download Links;
Google Play Store for Android; https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.perblue.dragonsoul&hl=en

iPad; https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr…

Why I returned the DJI Osmo

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This is sort of a review of the DJI Osmo; as well as my thoughts on the Osmo and how I wished things had worked out. Before I get started, the entry level DJI Osmo retails for $569, that is what I purchased, so that is what I am reviewing. As with my Phantom 4, there are plenty of accessories for the Osmo as well, which will increase the price, some of the accessories are necessary in my opinion but not required, such as extra batteries. This is my experience with the Osmo and why I returned the Osmo after using it for about three weeks.


A bunch of meh’s..Let me start off with the issues I had with the Osmo that led me to return it, then I will talk about a few of the good things about the Osmo. First things first, the Osmo is sort of clunky to handle, along with being a tad on the heavy side, especially if you are using it with an iPhone 6s Plus or other large smart-phone. What I mean by clunky is if you are using the Osmo but need to set it down it starts beeping because the gimbal …

Audiohand for iPhone and iPad

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Audiohand is an excellent, free iOS application that will work on both the iPhone and the iPad. If you are looking for an excellent way to record audio to your iOS device then I highly recommend you checkout Audiohand. Audiohand works with multiple devices, you can connect more than one iPhone or iPad to the application, simply by selecting ‘Group’ and creating a password protected private connection; you can also create a public connection that will allow anyone with the app to connect to the group without the need for a password. I tested out recording on two separate devices (iPhone 6, iPhone 6s) and it worked flawlessly for me. I have not yet tested the app with an iPhone and an iPad, but I assume it will work the same.
"Creating Hi-Def Audio with Multiple Phones, for Easy & Powerful Multi-Tracking, Anywhere."
Once you are finished recording, Audiohand automatically works its magic and mixes your track, performs noise reductions and polishes your audio track. You do …

Do parabolic signal boosters work?

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This is my first test with the Skyreat parabolic signal boosters. Did it help boost my signal any?

I plan on doing 3 or 4 more test with these signal boosters before giving a final verdict on them. Stay tuned. I am not knocking them or disclaiming they don't work, I am just showing my results. Maybe I did something wrong? I understand the trees work as obstacles, that is the purpose of me trying to find something to boost the signal! If you have any opinions of what I could do or try for better results please leave a comment below.

You can purchase these on Amazon for only $19.99: http://amzn.to/294h41p

Check my initial opinion or "un-boxing" of them here; http://www.crizzo.net/2016/06/skyreatparabolicantennaboosters.html

SKYREAT Copper Parabolic Antenna Range Booster for Phantom 4

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I purchased these parabolic range boosters for my Phantom 4 with the hopes of increasing the connectivity of the Phantom 4 to the remote controller. I live on a mountain in a highly wooded area, so a lot of times when I am flying my Phantom 4 will lose connection to the remote controller for a few seconds. It doesn’t happen every single time, but it happens enough to where I wanted to try something with the hope of addressing this issue. I enjoy live streaming Vermont sunsets to Periscope several times a week, I am also hoping this might improve the signal quality for that as well.

A few tidbits about these — they easily fit on the antennas, you just slide them over the top and they stay pretty snug on them. They do seem to weigh the antennas down a tad, I noticed one of my antenna flopping left and right a tad; but I might just need to tighten them a bit to avoid this. These are ideal when using a smart-phone, when I put my iPad on the controller it seemed to rub against the antenna …